Business Briefs – 8/22/2008

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Melting Pot wins Wine Spectator award

The Melting Pot has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.
Winners are selected based on having a wine list with a sufficient selection of better producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
The restaurant, which is owned by Steve and Tracy Carlson, offers more than 160 selections.

Holland & Hart ranked among top workplaces

Holland & art has been included among the top 20 firms to work for, according to the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms.
The firm also was ranked among the top 20 for overall satisfaction, formal training, offices, selectivity, pro bono work and diversity with respect to women.
The results were based on a survey of associates of law firms across the country. For the complete list, visit www.vault.com.

Summit Public Radio broadcasting KCME on 89.3 FM

KCME’s classical music programming is now being heard in Summit County on 89.3 FM through Summit Public Radio.
SPR is a nonprofit organization that provides and maintains the equipment to receive and transmit signals to the Summit County region, with includes Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper, Dilon, Silverthorne, Keyestone and Blue River.

KCME was started in Manitou Springs during 1979 and is now headquartered in Colorado Springs. Programming can be heard locally on 88.7 FM.

Starsmore needs volunteers for children’s programs

Starsmore Discovery Center is seeking volunteers to help this fall with outdoor program for preschool and elementary students in North Cheyenne Canon Park.
Training is scheduled for Sept. 5 at 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road.
Call 385-6086 for more information or to register.

Grants available for on-farm energy projects

The Advancing Colorado’s Renewable Energy program has $500,000 available to help pay for agricultural energy related projects.
Grants will be allocated in three categories: feasibility studies, project participation and research. Applicants must provide matching contributions of at least 10 percent of the total project budget and grant money may not be used for paying current debt, general administrative expenses or indirect institutional overhead costs.
Applications and a $50 nonrefundable application fee must be received by Sept. 17.
For more information, visit www.colorado.gov/ag/energy or call (303) 239-4116.

$5 million in gifts to benefit UCCS, community’s future

More than $5 million has been donated to the University of Colorado Foundation to benefit students, programs and faculty at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
The money is part of $123.5 million raised by the C.U. Foundation to support programs and people at the university’s three campuses. Less than 9 percent of the C.U. funding comes from the State of Colorado. The balance comes from tuition and fees paid by students, externally funded research grants and enterprises, and gifts to the university.
During the last two years, donations to the C.U. Foundation have more than doubled. This reflects a 26 percent increase in the total number of gifts. This fiscal year, more than 52,000 donors made gifts to the foundation with alumni representing 30 percent of total donors.

CSPA Media Guide available

The Colorado Springs Press Association Media Guide is now available.
The guide provides listings of newspapers, radio and television stations, reporters and other outlet contacts for El Paso and Teller counties.
The cost is $35, and an electronic version of the guide will be sent after payment is received. Check should be made payable to the Colorado Springs Press Association and mailed to P.O. Box 1951, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

Spread the gift of reading

The Children’s Literacy Center needs volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring in reading.
Volunteers will tutor one child, two hours a week. Orientation and training sessions are scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 26, 27 or 28 at 2928 Straus Lane, Suite 100.
For more information, visit www.peakreader.org or call 471-8672.

Starsmore needs volunteers for children’s programs

Starsmore Discovery Center is seeking volunteers to help this fall with outdoor program for preschool and elementary students in North Cheyenne Canon Park.
Training is scheduled for Sept. 5 at 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road.
Call 385-6086 for more information or to register.